Due to the water levels of the river and the lowering of the Dam, we currently do not have clearance to run rafting trips. We apologize for the inconvenience and will update the site as soon as we get the green light to continue with our trips. Be sure to check back often!

We are taking reservations for late July pending water availability. If we are unable to go out due to water levels at that time you will be fully reimbursed.


TRUCKEE RIVER RAFT CO. is the original Tahoe Rafting company. We are located on River Road/Highway 89 in the heart of Tahoe City, California. Our raft excursions consist of a leisurely, self-guided, five-mile float down the Truckee River. Our voyage is perfect for family and friends ages 2 and up. You’ll cruise through mellow and serene areas with picturesque mountain views and lively little rapids, punctuated here and there with perfect swimming holes and picnic spots.

We happily welcome dogs and encourage you to bring lunch and drinks (but remember, NO Styrofoam or glass) or just enjoy the view! We also have an onsite convenience store that you can purchase all the rafting essentials, including but not limited to: food, snacks, beverages (including beer), suntan lotion, and other rafting comforts. The adventure takes 2 to 3 hours to complete and we are the ONLY rafting concession that exits directly onto the River Ranch Patio.



Truckee River Raft Trip

2-3 Hours • Adults: $45 • Children: $35

$5 off prepaid online reservations!

This leisurely raft ride takes you five miles down the beautiful Truckee River! Enjoy the amazing scenery and feel free to pack a lunch and drinks.  We also offer group rates!


Where to Find Us

We have a large parking lot across from the River Ranch called Hidden Valley where rafters can sign up and ride our free shuttle bus to the start of the trip. This is a great place to park because you take the bus in the beginning and end up at your car after the float! We also have limited parking at the start but this fills up fast and we encourage rafters to park in the large Hidden Valley lot. Our shuttle bus serves patrons from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

All of our trips Include: Free parking, shuttle bus, paddles, and life jackets for rafters 2 years and older. All rafts are large, sturdy, commercial white water grade and comfortable for 2-20 people!

Truckee River Raft Co.
Phone 530-583-0123
Map Marker

Office and Raft Launch Area – 185 River Road

Parking – 2200 River Road